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an advisory group. another thing that airline passengers might notice, longer flight delays. faa furloughing 10% of workforce because of federal spending cuts and causing delays of up to two hours at airports in los angeles, new york, and washington, d.c. our casey wian live with more on what's going on. what's going on, casey? >> reporter: wolf, another rough evening for travelers here at los angeles international airport. up to 80% of departures delayed, and 20% of arrivals, according to flightview.com. due to faa staffing issues, workforce reductions, that started sunday night. erin was on a flight sunday night from las vegas to l.a. little did she know, forced spending cuts began the same day, reducing the number of air traffic controllers on duty. the result? major flight delays. >> on an 8:25, and when i rebooked, our departure time, 1:45 a.m. a couple airline employees said it was due to fog, and a couple says it was due to sequestration. >> reporter: actually it was both according to air traffic union rep, who was working sunday night. there are four parallel runways that can operate
't take much to create a big backlog and it's not just l.a. nationwide, the faa says 400 flights delayed because of staffing shortages sunday night. >> they need to fix it. i want to go home. >> reporter: >> these are awful and they must stop. we cannot let these delays go through. not only because of inconvenience, but because it's directly hurting our economy. >> reporter: with 10% staffing reductions in effect through september, significant delays are likely. >> if there's some cost cutting and i don't feel it too badly, i'm all for it. if it becomes painful, then i think we need to figure out another way to deal with things. >> we're all going to pay the price. so what can you do? you grin and bear it. >> as if flying is not miserable enough. if you've had a flight delayed, tell us by sending us a tweet@cnnireport. coming up next, t-shirt with the word massacre" stayed on word massacre" stayed on sale. ents. ♪ to more efficient pick-ups. ♪ wireless is limitless. ♪ from tracking the bus. ♪ to tracking field conditions. ♪ wireless is limitless. >>> welcome back. nike is pulli
in sunday for nearly 50,000 employees. the faa is required to cut $637 million from its budget by the end of september. >>> and at least another inch of rain is expected today in parts of an already flood-ravaged midwest. at least six rivers in northern illinois have surged to record levels and thousands of residents have been displaced. the governor declared 44 counties disaster areas. missouri's governor has also declared a state of emergency. >>> and some momentary shock today after this a.p. tweet was posted, claiming, quote, two explosions in the white house and barack obama is injured. it turns out that the a.p. account was hacked and the erroneous tweet was taken down minutes later. the dow plunged more than 100 points on the news but quickly regained the losses once it was deemed false. a group known as the syrian electronic army has claimed responsibility for this tweet. an fbi spokesperson tells cnn the fbi is now investigating that hack. wolf? >> lisa sylvester, thanks very >> lisa sylvester, thanks very much. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> new images of the shootout
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